This will flash somewhere on your instrument panel (or will be shouted at you in dialogue by another character over your com) whenever your jet fighter, SpaceFighter, HumongousMecha, etc. sustains critical damage and is about to crash or come apart on you. Better hope your EjectionSeat is working properly or you may be screwed... not like that, [[AccidentalInnuendo you pervert]]. It is frequently accompanied by a [[CriticalAnnoyance loud alarm, siren, or buzzer]].

Outside of video games, expect to see the trope title used as a [[StockPhrases stock phrase]] when the AcePilot needs to [[AbandonShip bail out.]]

Not to be confused with the [[CatchPhrase usual utterance]] of [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Soundwave]].

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!!Examples:

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* BillEngvall tells the tale of how he got to fly with the Thunderbirds, which is the U.S. Air Force's demonstration team. Bill admittedly has a bout of AttentionDeficitOohShiny while being briefed for the flight. His spell is broken when the instructor pilot says, "Okay Bill, when you hear your pilot say ''eject, eject, eject...''"

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* Seen at least twice in 80s action film ''Film/IronEagle''.
* This is done in dialogue in ''Film/ANewHope'', when the other pilots tell Porkins to eject.
* Notably, [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial TIE pilots]] are not given this option in the standard model.
** Since it's a series about pilots, this happens very often in the XWingSeries. [[CaptainCrash Hobbie Klivian]] in particular gets it a lot.
** One might wonder how ejecting themselves into space might help anyone.
*** According to the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], their flight suits contain a force field system to keep in atmosphere.
**** This would still be of limited use when ejecting over an enemy vessel (such as the Death Star) that your partners are in the process of trying to blow up.
* Another dialogue example in ''BuckarooBanzai''. During the jet car test one of the mission controllers tells Buckaroo to eject.
* Maverick to Goose in ''Film/TopGun'': "Eject! Eject! Eject!" It's actually military protocol, but expecting your vehicle to tell you when to eject is a bit much.
* This instruction given in dialogue to a pilot who is ComingInHot in the film version of ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.
* Parodied in ''Film/HotShots''. When a plane is going down, the pilot screams "Eject! EJECT!" [[VisualPun Then a videotape pops out.]]
* Parodied in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' - Superman saves the crashing jumbo jet after freeing the space shuttle it was carrying, and brings the jet down in the middle of a football stadium. After it has safely touched down, we see the pilots dazed in the cockpit, as a mechanical voice warns them to "fly up...fly up...fly up..."
** This device actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_proximity_warning_system exists]]. It is a radio altimeter that sounds a klaxon in a variety of situations such as excessive height loss rate and terrain proximity (the well known ''TERRAIN! PULL UP!'' warning). It would probably be going berserk in this situation.
* Shown in ''Film/FlightOfTheIntruder'':
--> '''Cool Hand''': Looks like this is the end of Devil 505. Say goodbye, asshole! Eject! Eject! Eject!
--> '''Tiger''': [[ExactWords Goodbye, asshole!]]
--> *punches out*

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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'': Used frequently during the reenactments with standard alarms or, in more recent incidents, mechanical voice warnings of "PULL UP! PULL UP!"

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* Inverted in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The [[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frames]] automatically eject the cockpit block when dealt crippling damage; only time we see bright flashing messages is when the pilot ''can't'' eject because of a system malfunction.

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* In ''VideoGame/WingCommander'', a light labeled "EJECT" will flash accompanied by a [[CriticalAnnoyance siren sound]] if your ship is damaged so badly that one additional hit would most likely destroy it, prompting you to press Ctrl+E to eject from your ship. May stop flashing when your shields recharge. However, it's not uncommon to be destroyed anyway by a volley of enemy fire which destroys you faster than the EJECT warning can react, taking you from good shape to death almost instantly.
** And in ''Wing Commander Prophecy'', doing so will get you captured by the new alien threat, leading to a caption informing you of a literal FateWorseThanDeath and game over.
* Overly expensive videogame ''SteelBattalion'' combined this with a {{Roguelike}} twist. If you didn't eject in time and died with your mech, your game data was erased.
* VideoGame/{{Mechwarrior}} and VideoGame/MechCommander series feature it often in cinematics:
--> MechCommander 1: The [[GlassCannon Hunchback]] finds itself on the wrong end of a [[LightningBruiser Mad Cat's]] long range missiles and ER Large Lasers. With smoke rising in the cockpit and alarms sounding, the pilot gives the triple call over the comm as he straps down and hits the lever.
--> Mechwarrior 3: Mad Cat vs. [[MightyGlacier Atlas]]. Atlas [[CurbStompBattle winning handily]] (despite missing an arm already) -but too close to survive the resulting core breach. Seeing the characteristic flash, the Atlas pilot ejects.
--> Mechwarrior 4: Shadow Cat vs missile launchers. She just took them out, then she sees the missiles coming. The commander tells her to eject. She doesn't make it.
--> Mechwarrior 5: Warhammer vs. Atlas. In a close match, the Warhammer loses. The mech computer advises ejection, and the pilot complies. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, where the first two got to eject inside armored cockpit modules, he got the standard seat-only ride. This doesn't help when his 'mech explodes directly beneath him, and the fireball rises to meet him.]]
** The HUD for tanks and hovercraft in ''Living Legends'' flashes the warning "[[http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mwll-tankhud-concept01.jpg PROCEED TO EMERGENCY ESCAPE HATCHES]]" and "BAIL OUT", when critically damaged and when the fusion reactor is breached. The Chevalier tank will also sound off a klaxon warning when the warnings appear.
* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'' starts playing a loud klaxon sound when your ship is doomed.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2]]'' the bots will helpfully tell you to bail out of two place aircraft if they are critically damaged. Even if the damage is survivable. It's definitely not annoying.
** More straightly, if your vehicle is at very low health, an alarm will sound. Usually it's a good idea to bail out, because your vehicle has probably caught fire and will soon [[MadeOfExplodium explode]].
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* On military aircraft with more than one seat the commanding officer will in fact yell "eject" thrice to the other crew member(s) to order them to bail out. This ensures that no single utterance of the order - possibly spoken completely out of context - will result in unnecessary (and expensive) ejections, as well as to ensure the rest of the crew ''will'' eject, no matter what, if they do hear the repeated order. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2zB7Z-b6Kc#t=0m46s here]].

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